Hello Idaho Pathfinders! Happy Veterans Weekend to All Veterans. You are honored and appreciated!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR A FUN NIGHT IN FEBRUARY: More info and details coming soon on the 2024 Silent & Live Auction Fundraiser Banquet – Scheduled Saturday February 24, 2024 at the Elks Lodge in Grangeville. Anyone who is willing and able to join the planning committee, a meeting is scheduled this Wednesday night, Nov 15th, 6pm at the Trails Restaurant Meeting Room.
NOVEMBER CLUB MEETING: We met for a club meeting Wednesday November 1st.
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER is linked here as a pdf for your perusal. Curtis adds some nice photos from the Trail Ranger team on September 30th. Printer friendly PDF Newsletter Linked Here
HELP TO KEEP TRAILS OPEN BY SUPPORTING TRAIL WORK FOR SUMMER 2024
Among other trails listed below under the Trail Ranger Program (program revived thanks to our Treasurer Brenda who is so knowledgeable about the interactions with the Forest Service), a trail clearing ride brought a small group of members together on September 30th. The trail cleanup group met at 4-corners and started from there going up to Dairy Mountain. There were several trees crossing the trail and a lot of limbs and brush poking out, but the members were able to get it cleared out before being rained out. Thank you’s to everyone that took time out of their lives to get the debris cleared.
It would be excellent if more individuals were involved in this annual trail cleanup duty. Everyone who rides the trails – whether on ATVs, Side-by-Sides, or dirt bikes, benefit from the hard work devoted to this effort. Please consider joining us next year or even if you do some work on a trail on your own. (See Note Below.). As a group though, it’s a very nice collaboration to work together to ensure our trails are clear of big rocks and are clean and safe to ride. Please consider joining Idaho Pathfinders Club if you partake in heading to the mountains to enjoy a day on the trails.
LET US KNOW IF YOU WORK ON A TRAIL LISTED BELOW ON YOUR OWN – IT TRANSLATES TO $$$ FOR THE CLUB
Also, if you happen to be on a trail under the Trail Ranger Program and you CUT A TREE or CLEAR DEBRIS or CUT BRANCHES EXTENDING INTO THE PATH, please send an email to [email protected] so it can be documented within the Trail Ranger Program – and we can request additional funding for even your individual efforts.
Idaho Dept of Parks and Recreation Trail Maintenance Contract — (Trail Ranger Program)
Scope: This project consists of maintenance on 83.1 miles of trail on the Salmon River Ranger District, Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest. Specifically, 12 trails comprise the project as listed below. The trails have hazardous areas. All state and federal travel restrictions shall apply to Grantee.
|Trail Name||Trail Number||Terminology||# of Miles|
|Centennial Trail||88||Rd 444 – Bullion Mine||22.0|
|Warren / Scott||163||Rd 643B – Private Property||6.3|
|Hump Trail||313||Rd 309 – Rd 444||2.1|
|No. Fork Slate Creek||320||MP 5.9 – Rd 463||2.3|
|Mill Creek Crossing||385||Tr 320 – Rd 221||2.9|
|Asbestos Conn.||386||Rd 243 – Tr 385||0.9|
|Swan Creek||428||Rd 1105 – Rd 244||9.0|
|Big Burn Point (Nokomis)||422||Tr 413 – Tr 421||5.8|
|Fish Creek||480||Fish Creek CG||7.0|
|Milner Trail*||641||Fish Creek TH – Rd 221@ Skyline||15.0|
|1847||1847||Rd 244 – Rd 1105||4.9|
|9301||9301||Rd 642 – Rd 243||4.9|
Materials to be provided: Grantee will furnish all necessary supervision, equipment, tools, labor and transportation required to complete the project.
Technical Specifications (Trail Clearance): Remove all limbs, logs, trees and snags lying across the trail. All downfalls must be cut for an (8) foot clearance (four feet on each side of the center trail tread). Remove logs to the downhill slope of the trail. All cut lengths will be kept out of streams.
Next meeting date: Wednesday, December 6th @ 7pm at Trails Restaurant Meeting Room in Grangeville.